1.01.2012

Books read in 2012 (reverse chronology)

Total as of December 13: 133

  Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl (Stacey O'Brien; non-fiction)
  The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller; fiction)
  The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien; fiction)
  The Misanthrope (Molière; play)
  Counterfeit Kids: Why They Can't Think and How to Save Them (Ron Baird; non-fiction)
  The Silver Linings Playbook (Matthew Quick; fiction)
  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie; fiction)
  Dracula (Bram Stoker; fiction)
  Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (Ellen Forney; graphic memoir)
  Bedbugs (Ben H. Winters; fiction)
  Stay Close (Harlan Coben; fiction)
  My Ideal Bookshelf (Thessaly La Force, editor, Jane Mount, illustrator; non-fiction)
  One for the Books (Joe Queenan; non-fiction)
  Watership Down (Richard Adams; fiction)
  The Birding Life: A Passion for Birds at Home and Afield (Larry Sheehan; non-fiction)
  Black Watch (Gregory Burke; play)
  Sweet Tooth Vol. 5: Unnatural Habitat (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
  The Essential Voter's Guide (TIME; non-fiction)
  Teaching Hamlet and Henry IV, Part I (Peggy O'Brien; non-fiction)
  Never Knowing (Chevy Stevens; fiction)
  Henry V (William Shakespeare; play)
  Shelter (Harlan Coben; YA fiction)
  The Hole (Guy Burt; fiction)
  January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her (Michael Schofield; non-fiction)
  The Zen of Steve Jobs (Caleb Melby; graphic non-fiction)
  American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang; graphic novel)
  Nox (Anne Carson; poetry)
  Drawn In (Julia Rothman; non-fiction)
  No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at age 16 (Alexandra Swann; memoir)
  The Fat Flush Plan (Ann Louise Gittleman; health)
  Metamorphoses (Mary Zimmerman; play)
  Shapeshifters: Tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses (Adrian Mitchell; poetry, prose, myth)
  Kill Shakespeare: Volume 1 (Conor McCreery; graphic fiction)
  The Playdate (Alice Millar; fiction)
  Electra (Sophocles; play)
  Oedipus Rex (Sophocles; play)
  Equivocation (Bill Cain; play)
  No Exit (Jean-Paul Sartre; play)
  Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett; play)
  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard; play)
  Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused? (Richard J. Maybury; non-fiction)
  Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (Harold Bloom; non-fiction)
  Animal Farm (George Orwell; fiction)
  UnWholly (Neal Shusterman; YA fiction)  
  Hamlet (William Shakespeare; play) 
  The Island of Dr. Moreau (H.G. Wells; fiction) 
  The Year of Learning Dangerously (Quinn Cummings; memoir) 
  Three Sisters (Anton Chekhov; play) 
  Tell the Wolves I'm Home (Carla Rifka Brunt; fiction) 
  Fly Away Home (Jennifer Weiner; fiction) 
  Frankenstein (Mary Shelley; fiction)
  What Alice Forgot (Liane Moriarty; fiction)
  Epic Fail (Claire LaZebnik; YA fiction)
  The Paleo Diet (Loren Cordain; non-fiction)
  The Primal Blueprint (Mark Sisson; non-fiction)
  How to Retire Overseas (Kathleen Peddicord; non-fiction)
  Where to Retire (John Howells; non-fiction)
  The Outsourced Self (Arlie Russell Hochschild; non-fiction)  
  Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? (Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.; non-fiction)
   Pariah (Bob Fingerman; fiction)
  Things We Didn't See Coming (Steven Amsterdam; fiction)
  Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age (Michael J. Gelb and Kelly Howell; non-fiction)
  The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need (Andrew Tobias; non-fiction)
  The Tale of Paradise Lost: Based on the Poem by John Milton (Nancy Willard; fiction)
  A Thousand Cuts (Simon Lelic; fiction)
  Falling for Hamlet (Michelle Ray; YA fiction)
  Happy Endings Are All Alike (Sandra Scoppettone; YA fiction)
  Amped (Daniel H. Wilson; fiction)
  Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Joshua Foer; non-fiction)
  The Group (Mary McCarthy; fiction)
  The Age of Miracles (Karen Thompson Walker; fiction)
  Othello (William Shakespeare; play)
  Are You in the House Alone? (Richard Peck; YA fiction)
  Lament for a Son (Nicholas Wolterstorff; non-fiction)
  The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (Nicholas Carr; non-fiction)
  Daughters of Eve (Lois Duncan; YA fiction)
  Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson; fiction)
  I Am the Cheese (Robert Cormier; YA fiction)
  Gone, Girl (Gillian Flynn; fiction)
  Roy Lichtenstein, 1923-1997 (Janis Hendrickson; non-fiction)
  Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars (Rob Thomas, editor; non-fiction)
  Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury; fiction)
  Tiger Eyes (Judy Blume; YA fiction)
  The Iceman Cometh (Eugene O'Neill; play)
  The Devil All the Time (Donald Ray Pollock; fiction)
  Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (Pamela Druckerman; non-fiction)
  Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading (Lizzie Skurnik; non-fiction) 
  Bossypants (Tina Fey; non-fiction)
  The Fault in Our Stars (John Green; YA fiction)
  The Wave (Todd Strasser; YA fiction)
  When You Were Mine (Rebecca Serle; YA fiction)
  Are You My Mother? (Alison Bechdel; graphic memoir)
  First Love (Ivan Turgenev; fiction)
  The Night Bookmobile (Audrey Niffenegger; graphic novel)
  Retirement without Borders (Barry Golson; non-fiction)
  The World's Top Retirement Havens (ed. Margaret J. Goldstein; non-fiction)
  Let's Go: Peru, Ecuador & Bolivia (ed. Michelle R. Bowman; non-fiction)
  The Lifeboat (Charlotte Rogan; fiction)
  iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us (Larry D. Rosen; non-fiction, psychology/technology)
  The Difference (Jean Chatzky; non-fiction, personal finance)
  The Pen Commandments (Steven Frank; non-fiction, writing)
  Timon of Athens (William Shakespeare; play)
  Going Bovine (Libba Bray; YA fiction)
  The Memory Palace (Mira Bartók; memoir)
  Mr. Monster (Dan Wells; fiction)
  I Don't Want to Kill You (Dan Wells; fiction)
  The Fiddler in the Subway (Gene Weingarten; non-fiction, journalism/essays)  
  The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins; fiction)
  The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare; play)
  The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg; non-fiction)
  Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (Leah Price; non-fiction)
  Sister (Rosamund Lupton; fiction)  
  The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Emmuska Orczy; fiction)
  Immortal Bird (Doron Weber; memoir)
  Defending Jacob (William Landay; fiction)
  Sweet Tooth Vol. 4: Endangered Species (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
  Sweet Tooth Vol. 3: Animal Armies (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
  Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
  Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Woods (Jeff Lemire; graphic fiction)
  The Art of Hearing Heartbeats (Jan-Philipp Sendker; fiction)
  Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher; YA fiction)
  Stop Acting Rich... And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire (Thomas J. Stanley; non-fiction; personal finance)
  Our Town (Thornton Wilder; play)
  Wool 5 (Hugh Howey; fiction)
  The Crucible (Arthur Miller; play)
  Wool 4 (Hugh Howey; fiction)
  Wool 3 (Hugh Howey; fiction)
  Adventure Unleashed (______ __. _________; unpublished fiction)
  Wool 2 (Hugh Howey; fiction)
  Wool (Hugh Howey; fiction)
  The Project (Brian Falkner; YA fiction)
  Like Shaking Hands with God (Kurt Vonnegut, Lee Stringer; non-fiction)
  The Autobiography of an Execution (David R. Dow; non-fiction)
  Feed (MT Anderson; fiction)
  Coriolanus (William Shakespeare; play)
  Artist's Journal Workshop (Cathy Johnson; non-fiction, art)
  The English Teacher (Lily King; fiction)

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